By Günter Eich,Michael Hofmann
This is the main accomplished English translation of the paintings of Günter Eich, one of many maximum postwar German poets. the writer of the POW poem "Inventory," between essentially the most recognized lyrics within the German language, Eich used to be rivaled simply by means of Paul Celan because the major poet within the new release after Gottfried Benn and Bertolt Brecht. Expertly translated and brought by way of Michael Hofmann, this assortment gathers 80 poems, many drawn from Eich's later paintings and so much of them translated right here for the 1st time. the quantity additionally comprises the unique German texts on dealing with pages.
As an early member of "Gruppe forty seven" (from which Günter Grass and Heinrich Böll later shot to prominence), Eich (1907-72) used to be on the forefront of an attempt to revive German as a language for poetry after the vitriol, propaganda, and lies of the 3rd Reich. brief and transparent, those are undying poems within which the ominousness of fairy stories meets the delicacy and suggestiveness of some distance jap poetry. In his overdue poems, he writes usually, movingly, and infrequently wryly of disease and ailment. "To my mind," Hofmann writes, "there's anything in Eich of Paul Klee's photographs: either are do-it-yourself, modest in scale, instantly pleasant, artistic, cogent."
Unjustly missed in English, Eich reveals his excellent translator here.
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Angina Days: Selected Poems (Facing Pages) by Günter Eich,Michael Hofmann